What We Do

Cynthia Duprey of Next Chapter Bookstore wears a sweatshirt and jeans and poses by the treehouse in the children's reading area

Community Capital provides flexible business financing to people interested in starting or growing small businesses in Vermont. We work with diverse partners to strengthen downtowns and our rural economy by providing loans and business support to women, people with limited credit or collateral, and low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs.

Dave and Melinda Gervais-Lamoureux where t-shirts with the Essex House logo and smile under the sign in the bar

Community Capital offers no-cost pre- and post-loan support to help you navigate business challenges. From the time our borrowers anticipate receiving a loan, until they sell or transfer your business, our Business Advisors can help design actionable, customized plans and attainable goals to improve the viability and profitability of their businesses.

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Community Capital of Vermont

Community Capital of Vermont

Community Capital of Vermont is a micro and small business lender that invests in entrepreneurs who

Community Capital borrower Third Branch Pottery Supply of Randolph brought their creative inspiration to Morgan Orchards Senior Living Community, sharing the art and craft of clay with residents. See MoreSee Less
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Community Capital borrower 1st Republic Brewing Co in Essex is looking ahead to their first Fun Run. Participants can work off some of that green beer with the support of friends and the guidance of a professional coach. This run is set up to be accessible to all – positive words are encouraged!Work off some of that green beer and corned beef with the first group run/walk at 1st Republic Brewing Co. The event will be at 6pm on Monday, March 20th. We will start at the brewery located at 39 River Road in Essex Vermont and run/walk north along River Road towards the 5 Corners. The run/walk will be 30-60 minutes based on current ability level and desire. The course will be on sidewalks and only cross side roads.Phil Clark, a Road Runners Club of America Level 1 running coach will be joining us. Phil can provide tips and tricks to help with your running form. Phillip can also help you achieve your goals such as a 5k, half marathon or marathon by designing intelligent training plans that reduce your risk of injury.Runners/walkers of all ability levels are encouraged to attend this event. We are looking to create a group of people that enjoy running/walking and the occasional libations.Below is a list of things not to worry about:1. Being out of shape2. Being slow3. Only being able to walk4. Not having fancy running shoes See MoreSee Less
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Community Capital of Vermont’s mission is to help small businesses and lower income entrepreneurs prosper through the provision of flexible business financing.

“Community Capital made me feel that my company was more than just a business — they could back my deep convictions. Their support of my endeavor from the beginning, through construction, opening and beyond has been exemplary and beyond anything I could have asked for. They continue to make a dream come true for my family.”

-Sarita Khan, Vermont Salt Cave, Montgomery Center